BBOG Group Calls For Adequate Security In Recaptured Villages

The #BringBackOurGirls movement has called on the federal government and the security agencies to ensure the continued of peace in the recovered territories by putting in place adequate security measures to tackle the Boko Haram insurgents in case they want to attack again.

In a statement read by the group’s spokesperson, Olatunji Olanrewaju at the 2nd media briefing of the six weeks countdown on the fight against insurgency yesterday, the movement declared total support for the military in the resurgent fight against Boko Haram.

However, the movement noted that it would be an effort in futility if at the end of the fight against Boko Haram, there is no security in place to protect the recovered territories.

While commending President Goodluck Jonathan and the service chiefs for visiting the recovered territories, the statement by the group further noted expressed regret that after the request by the group last week, the military was yet to take media men on a tour of the recovered territories so as to properly access the situation of things and dispel any doubt by a disbelieving public.

Also, while raising the alarm on the dynamism of the insurgents in recent week, the statement cautioned the movement against eschewing any form of triumph at this time as such mindset would distract the gallant Nigerian soldiers from total victory against the sect.

The movement also called on the government to ensure that in the remaining days to the expiration of the six-week countdown, the issues of the remaining 219 Chibok girls should be put in the front burner, as the BBOG and their family members are seriously looking forward to their return.

The movement had cautioned the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to be wary of going back to their communities until there are verifiable evidence that their communities were safe for them to return to, with adequate security to protect them against further attacks.

LEADERSHIP recalls that the group had started a six-week countdown on February 14, to end terrorism and the possible rescue of the 219 Chibok schoolgirls abducted in April 2014 after the insurgents attacked them at Government Secondary School,

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